April 19 and 20 Only - STANCE ON DANCE in
The Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill is thrilled to present
STANCE ON DANCE
by Emmaly Wiederholt, Lorien House and Patricia Chen
An Evening of three dance-theater solos exploring themes of monster-hood
Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th at 8 PM
in the AUX DOG X-SPACE
Stance on Dance: Creating dialogue and community around dance. Expanding conversation beyond studios and theaters to illuminate the hilarities, breadth and impact of dance as a practice.
All tickets at the door, cash only.
Emmaly Wiederholt’s Pick Me (Apart) is a multi-media dance-theater solo examining that pesky little phenomenon where you really, really want something and yet your inner monster sabotages your goal. Run time: 25 minutes
Lorien House's A Short History of Unfortunate Animals – excerpted from a longer work to be presented in the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. this coming summer – follows the Extinct, the Endangered, the Feral, and the Domestic, human and non, as they present four monstrous little dances. Run time: 25 minutes
Patricia Chen’s Vers Toi is a reaction to the disappearance of a loved one and the different lingeringly (but friendly) monstrous presences that follow. Resulting from a process of long-distance transmission, improvisation and re-transcription in collaboration with American choreographer Gina Buntz, this solo delineates a gestural story of time and space, displacement and memory, perception and dreams. Run time: 12 minutes
Emmaly Wiederholt is a dance artist, writer, and editor. She received her MA in arts journalism from the University of Southern California and her BFA in ballet and BS in political science from the University of Utah. She further studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and performed extensively around the Bay Area, including with AXIS Dance Company, Little Seismic Dance Company, Alyce Finwall Dance Theater, and Christine Cali and Co. She is a founding member of the dance theater company Project Thrust, and toured its one-woman show Cover Girl, choreographed by Malinda LaVelle, in 2016 and 2017. Her own choreography has been presented in Albuquerque at Maple Street Dance Space, and in Santa Fe at Form & Concept, the Center for Contemporary Art, and the Santa Fe Community Gallery through the Strangers Collective, as well as at the Railyard Performance Center through Fierce Feminine Risings. Emmaly has contributed to several publications in addition to founding and running her international online publication, Stance on Dance (stanceondance.com). Her first book, Beauty is Experience: Dancing 50 and Beyond, came out in 2017 and is available on Amazon. She is currently working on a new book examining the ways disability is discussed in dance. She also leads Danceability improvisation classes for seniors, and is a proud member of the Albuquerque Dance Exchange.
Lorien House was a dancer and author (see www.glenatrachta.com), in and around New York in the 80s and 90s, performing with choreographers/companies including Denise Dalfo, Meg Eginton, Errol Grimes, Christina Hamm, Joanne Jansen, Diane Martel, Phil McAbee, and Latin Rhythms Dance; in venues including Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and the Joyce Theater. She danced Off-Broadway in “Funny Feet,” on TV in in Bill Irwin’s “As Seen on TV”, in R.E.M.’s “Stand” video, and in the film “Bloodhounds of Broadway.” She presented her own work at the Halifax Fringe Festival (“sharp, energetic and powerfully performed” – Christopher Majka, Theatrum Magazine; “mix(es) eroticism and humor with astonishing physical grace. . . a remarkable portfolio” – Stephen Cooke, The Mail Star), in the New Choreographers’ Showcase in Halifax, N.S., the fFIDA Festival in Toronto, Ontario, and in various New York City venues. Fast forward to 2019—and she's come out of a long, dark night to dance again. Bwahahaha.
Patricia Chen, Sino-American choreographer, dancer, performance artist, translator and pianist, studied at Stanford University, the American Dance Festival and Merce Cunningham’s Professional Training Program. She was a freelance dancer in New York during the 80s with 13 companies, including Gina Buntz, Meg Eginton, Harry Sheppard, Muna Tseng, and Carol Clements in venues such as DTW, the Joyce Theater, Prospect Park and Lincoln Center festivals, PS1, and St. Marks Church. Living and working in Bordeaux, France, since 1993, she teaches at the Ecole des Beaux arts and develops her choreographic work with her company, Chendance, performing in Bordeaux, including for the International Dance Festivals Les Grandes Traversees and Art en Coulisses and in Torino, Italy at the Museo Ettore Fico. Patricia has been artist in residency internationally, notably on video dance projects, and has continued to perform on stage and in films. She curates Oakspace, an international multidisciplinary performance, research, teaching and residency space in Charente maritime she made from a converted 18th century hay barn. Learn more at chenoakspace.wixsite.com.